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I usually post on the Back board, but occasionally look in here. I thought I had PN for at least five years before I developed a diagnosible spine problem. Then, a few years after that, it was discovered that I probably never had PN...that the problems I was having were causing by a compressed spinal nerve.
As I understand it, small-fiber neuropathy cannot be diagnosed by nerve conduction or needle EMG studies, which can only measure the gross activity of the larger myelinated nerves. But, Quantitative Sensory Testing is designed to provide measures of small-fiber nerve responsivity, by noting if you one can percieve temperature differences, and warm/cold induced pain--it's the small, unmyelinated fibers that are the ones that sense pain and temperature.)
Have you ever had spine problems? Some of your symptoms sound like they could be coming from one or more compressed nerves either in the lumbar or cervical area.